One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An open space on the main deck of a ship, lying at a lower level between the forecastle and poop.
- ‘They were well into their cups every evening, and we could look down into the well deck where they all sat around in a circle, singing Neapolitan songs and becoming more and more boisterous.’
- ‘He fell past the boats, and toward the aft well deck.’
- ‘After they boarded, Blaine and Claire climbed onto the aft well deck and slept, their energy drained from the events of the last night.’
- ‘The Pearl Harbor has the same design as the Ashland, but has a shorter well deck and has much greater vehicle storage space.’
- ‘Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit enter USS Fort McHenry's well deck.’
- ‘They ordered the Pueblo sailors to the well deck, where they were tied up, blindfolded, and told to keep quiet.’
- ‘Some of them were in the forward well deck and that is where the device went.’
well deck/ˈwel ˌdek/
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